One Stroud brother might be gone from the Red Bulls, but another one has joined the Major League Soccer team.
In 2020, the team lost Jared Stroud FC Austin in the MLS expansion draft. He now is on the St. Louis SC SC roster.
On Saturday, the Red Bulls announced they had signed Duke University midfielder and Chester N.J. native Peter Stroud to a three-year MLS Homegrown contract with options for 2026 and 2027.
Stroud joins New York after spending the last three seasons at Duke as he was named as a MAC Hermann Trophy finalist this year.
“We are very happy to sign Peter to a homegrown contract,” Red Bulls sporting director Denis Hamlett said in a statement. “Peter is a talented midfielder that has demonstrated great success at both collegiate and academy levels, and we are very delighted to have him at our club.”
Stroud, 20, made 55 appearances for the Blue Devils over the last three seasons. He registered six goals and 12 assists in his collegiate career. Stroud was named Atlantic Coast Conference midfielder of the year twice and was the first player in conference history to win it in back-to-back years.
The 5-10, 145-lb midfielder has earned All-ACC first team honors twice, United Soccer Coaches All-America first team, All-South Region first team twice and was named Duke’s Most Valuable Player for the 2020 season. The midfielder was named the No. 1 prospect by USL League Two in May. Stroud helped lead Duke to the NCAA Division I 1uarterfinals of the 2022 College Cup.
“Peter has shown us many great qualities on and off the field,” Red Bulls head coach Gerhard Struber said in a statement. “He is an exciting young talent, and we are really looking forward to having him on our roster for next season.”
Stroud played two seasons at West Ham United in England, where he featured for its Under-18 and U-23 sides. He made his West Ham debut at 16-years-old in a 1-0 victory over Swansea. Prior to West Ham, Stroud was a member of New York Red Bulls Academy and played for the Red Bulls U-23’s, where he made 10 appearances and recorded one assist.
He has featured for U.S. Youth National teams, including the U-15’s and U-17’s, where he has made 30 appearances.